When Tottenham lined up against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday it is probably fair to say that their manager Harry Redknapp’s standing had never been higher in the game.
He had created a side that were still seen as potential title challengers and was…
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Imagine working in an industry where companies are constantly being forced into administration, contract disputes are a regular occurrence and where, if the company that you work for has one bad year, your salary can drop by a substantial amount.
Probably not that unthinkable for a number of us but sometimes we forget that it is also the world that the vast majority of soccer players inhabit as well.
We have become so ingrained to the image of the superstar player that it is all too easy to forget that for every Carlos Tevez (who can afford a golfing vacation until his disagreement with his club is concluded) there are thousands of players who wake up everyday worrying about paying their mortgage and wondering exactly how they will earn a living once they inevitably lose their current job.
There was a time when winning the League Cup (under any of its sponsored names) was a mere afterthought for Liverpool football club.
It counted as a pleasant, but not essential, bauble to add to the many League titles and European Cup triumphs that made the Merseysiders not only the premier club……
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